Mad, dead or just busy?


Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 23/1/2013.

A familiar January, post-exam feeling but, this time, we’re talking dogs!

In the nineteenth century the nature and meaning of dog breeds changed with the development of pedigree dogs. These ‘new’ dogs were displayed and judged at shows, traded in emerging markets, and became associated with particular social groups and identities. Dogs were emblems of Empire, flaneurs of urban modernity, and keepers of the countryside. Some dogs professionalised in canine CSI, others joined the Army. Some sadly departed dogs lived on as stuffed pets, others went slightly mad.

The History department and Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine are celebrating the dog in its many fantastic guises:

‘Dogs in History and Culture’ 

1 February 2013.

Simon Building Room 2.57 (CHSTM Seminar Room)


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